There’s a movie my family loves called Million Dollar Arm, and it basically stars Jon Hamm as this guy who recruits some kids from India to come play baseball in the U.S., and while they’re training they live in his house and he freaks out because he’s a bachelor and doesn’t know how to have these young foreign teenagers trailing around after him all the time. He also has an adorable tenant who lives in the small bungalow back of his house named Brenda, and at some point when he’s freaking out they have a beer in the backyard and she says something amazing. “You just gotta commit to it. You’ll figure the rest out.”
Really though, that’s all there is to it. When it comes to things you want to do, you just have to start. The rest will come if you just insist on continuing to do the thing. All the time.
You just gotta commit to
getting your body to a place where you are proud of it
doing all your schoolwork on time and thoroughly
being polite to the people you meet
trying to forge genuine relationships with the nice ones
letting the ones who aren’t so nice go gracefully
eating in a way that makes you feel good
making time for the things that center you that don’t involve screens
working hard at everything else you do
keeping up with your nearest and dearest
asking for what you need
taking in the important things
being honest, if diplomatically, in all your interactions
You’ll figure the rest out.